April is the month when even more seeds can be sown and there can be a false sense of security weather wise when we're sat in the baking (ok, warmer) sun, without the need for jackets or gloves.
I've noticed new growth all around, replacing the snowdrops and early daffs. However don't be fooled. April has seen snow in the past so those of us growing our own need to be ready to deal with it if it's forecast. To lose seedlings or plants now after nurturing from seed as far back as January would be devastating.
We've been working hard on the new orchard (mini orchard) and feel it is really getting there. What do you think?
We have managed to get all but two of the soft fruit bushes in that are going here. Two are outstanding as they've not been delivered yet. So far we have 2 varieties of cranberry (mountain and ), a honeyberry, 2 varieties of blueberry (north county and aurora). We have a pink lemonade blueberry, billberry and goji berries due soon. There's also another 3 blueberries (Duke) that are going in another part of the veg plot.
Blossom is coming thick and fast on the new fruit trees and I hope it's a good sign of the harvest to come!
My blackcurrant cuttings have rooted but the red and white aren't doing much. Also a raspberry runner that I severed and rooted to see what would happen.